FT221X USB 8-BIT SPI/FT1248 IC Datasheet
Document No.: FT_000630 Clearance No.: FTDI# 263
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(USB 8-Bit SPI/FT1248 IC)
The FT221X is a USB to FTDI’s
proprietary FT1248 interface with the
following advanced features:
Single chip USB to 1, 2, 4, or 8 bit wide
Similar to an SPI Slave with variable bus width.
Entire USB protocol handled on the chip. No
USB specific firmware programming required.
Fully integrated 2048 byte multi-time-
programmable (MTP) memory, storing device
descriptors and CBUS I/O configuration.
Fully integrated clock generation with no
external crystal required plus optional clock
output selection enabling a glue-less interface
to external MCU or FPGA.
Data transfer rates to 1MByte/s.
512 byte receive buffer and 512 byte transmit
buffer utilising buffer smoothing technology to
allow for high data throughput.
FTDI’s royalty-free Virtual Com Port (VCP) and
Direct (D2XX) drivers eliminate the
requirement for USB driver development in
Configurable CBUS I/O pin.
USB Battery Charger Detection. Allows for USB
peripheral devices to detect the presence of a
higher power source to enable improved
Device supplied pre-programmed with unique
USB serial number.
USB Power Configurations; supports bus-
powered, self-powered and bus-powered with
Integrated +3.3V level converter for USB I/O.
True 3.3V CMOS drive output and TTL input;
operates down to 1V8 with external pull-ups.
Tolerant of 5V inputs.
Configurable I/O pin output drive strength; 4
mA(min) and 16 mA(max)
Integrated power-on-reset circuit.
Fully integrated AVCC supply filtering - no
external filtering required.
+ 5V Single Supply Operation.
Internal 3V3/1V8 LDO regulators
Low operating and USB suspend current; 8mA
(active-typ) and 125uA (suspend-typ).
Low USB bandwidth consumption.
UHCI/OHCI/EHCI host controller compatible.
USB 2.0 Full Speed capable.
Extended operating temperature range; -40 to
Available in compact Pb-free 20 Pin SSOP and
QFN packages (both RoHS compliant).
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